About Hunting in Tanzania
Spear Safaris, in partnership with our old friend Wayne Grant, bought out the Lwafi/Nkamba Game Reserve in central west Tanzania. This concession is one of the largest concessions in Tanzania and boasts around 2300 square miles. The area is bordered on the east by the Katavi National Park and Lake Tanganyika to the west.
This Concession has been “resting” for the last 7 years, with none or very little hunting taking place. 2017 will be the first re-opening of the area. The concession presents some excellent, old Africa style hunting for of the Best Quality Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Hippo, Croc and numerous Plains Game, including the sought after Sitatunga. Hunt-able numbers of Elephant also still exist.
Hunting commences on 1 July where weather will be very pleasant, but could still be slightly wet with long grass.
Tanzania, especially the West, is truly a wilderness experience! There are no resident people in the area, and the wildness is very apparent.
Recommended packing list.
This is only a recommendation based on the input from a number of hunters over several years. It can be adapted and altered to suit every ones needs.
One light rifle with sling ( .270, 30.06, 7mm or 300 mag) for medium plains game
One Medium to heavy rifle with sling for bigger Plains game. (.375 H&H)
Variable rifle scope (2 – 7 x 40)
40 rounds of Soft point ammunition
Hard gun case
Soft gun case
One heavy rifle with sling (.375, .458, .470.etc)
Variable scope (1 – 5 x 32) detachable mounts
20 Rounds soft point ammunition
20 Rounds of Full metal jacket ammunition
3 Pairs of cotton trousers – Dull in color
3 Shirts- cotton, long or short sleeve- same color
1 Grey or green coat with hood and 1 light weight jacket
1 Hat or Cap
5 undershirts and under shorts
5 pairs of socks with set of sock savers
1 pair of soft soled shoes – Tennis shoes
1 pair of camp shoes or sandals
1 Down or Wool Sweater
1 Jogging suit (for sleeping)
1 Light pair of leather gloves- golfing glove
1 Folding knife
2 Lip chap
2 Rifle shell holders – belt carrier type
Suntan lotion, Insect repellant, Sunglasses and Skin moisturizers
Digital camera, laptop and/or iPad (Spear Safari camp has wi-fi)
camera with sufficient memory cards
Small binoculars – optional
Medications and recommended shots – see your doctor
Personal toiletries kit – Razor etc.
Flashlight with spare batteries
Plastic bags – Ziploc type
Extra Prescription Glasses if needed
Travel documents (Passport that is valid for 6 months after return
date to USA, Firearm documentation, Airline tickets,
Travel Insurance, money, medical records as required)
Phone numbers (Foreign and local contacts)
Confirmation of hotels, Car rental etc